When Vijaya Gadde, the executive Elon Musk has fired, explained Twitter's censorship policy on Joe Rogan's podcast

When Vijaya Gadde, the executive Elon Musk has fired, explained Twitter's censorship policy on Joe Rogan's podcast

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During her appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast (JRE), Twitter's former Legal, Public Policy & Trust, and Safety Lead Vijaya Gadde detailed the social networking platform's censorship policy.

Gadde was among the Twitter executives let go by Elon Musk after he acquired the social networking service earlier this week.

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BREAKING: Elon Musk has fired Vijaya Gadde, head of legal policy, trust & safety, who made the decision to permanently suspend Donald Trump.

BREAKING: Elon Musk has fired Vijaya Gadde, head of legal policy, trust & safety, who made the decision to permanently suspend Donald Trump.

During episode #1258 of JRE, Gadde stated that Twitter relies on feedback from location-specific experts to gain context of different situations and mold appropriate policies of conduct:

"We have a bunch of people all around the world to give us context and the types of behavior they are seeing, how that translates to real-world harm, and they give us feedback. They tell us you should consider different types of rules, different types of perspectives. For example, when we're trying to enforce hateful conduct policy in a particular country, we're not going to know all the slur words that are used to target people of a particular race or particular religion. So, we are gonna rely on building a team of experts all around the world that are going to help us enforce our rules."

After months of drama and legal complications, the world's richest man Elon Musk finally acquired Twitter last Thursday night in a whopping $44 million deal. Musk immediately started cleaning house by axing several top Twitter executives.

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BREAKING: Elon Musk officially closed the Twitter deal.

Twitter's CEO Parag Agarawal, CFO Ned Segal, and chief content moderator Vijaya Gadde, who got Twitter to ban Donald Trump, got them to ban political ads, and censor the Hunter Biden story have all been FIRED

BREAKING: Elon Musk officially closed the Twitter deal.Twitter's CEO Parag Agarawal, CFO Ned Segal, and chief content moderator Vijaya Gadde, who got Twitter to ban Donald Trump, got them to ban political ads, and censor the Hunter Biden story have all been FIRED

According to a report by the Financial Times, chief executive Parag Agrawal, chief financial officer (CFO) Ned Segal, and general counsel Sean Edgett were among the personnel who were also booted from the company.

Check out the full JRE episode below:

When Joe Rogan texted Elon Musk asking him to "liberate Twitter"

Joe Rogan has always been a harsh critic of censorship. According to a report by Bloody Elbow, among the numerous text messages revealed as part of Elon Musk's trial against Twitter were a few from Joe Rogan asking the Billionaire innovator to liberate Twitter.

Rogan reportedly texted Musk:

“Are you going to liberate Twitter from the censorship happy mob?”

To which the world's richest man responded that he was planning to provide the social networking platform with some advice which they may or may not heed.

Joe Rogan further added that he hoped Musk would acquire the social networking platform:

“I really hope you get Twitter. If you do, we should throw a hell of a party.”

Elon Musk has been featured on JRE three times. The Billionaire's first appearance on episode #1169 episode of the podcast is the most-watched episode of JRE.

Listen to the full episode below:

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